It’s not easy being a Mets fan. Living in the New York area you’re constantly surrounded by Yankee fans who are more than willing to tell you about their 27 championships and how great their team is. The problem has been, especially in
the last 20 years, that it has been hard to argue that there is anything good about being a Mets fan.
There was the walk of ’99, the Subway Series of ’00, the K of ‘06, the collapse of ’07, the heartache of ’08, and the injuries of ’09. Not to mention the early ‘90s with the worst team money could buy. This made it hard to fight back against the fair-weather Yankee fans and bandwagon Phillies fans.
This year, however, has been different. Is this team going to win the division? No. Will they win the wild card? Probably not. Heck they might not even finish .500. But there just seems to be something different about this team. Something that makes me continue to watch each night, because you never know what could happen.
Every time this team has faced adversity they seem to come back even stronger than before. When Ike Davis went on the DL the Mets won 6 of the next 8 games. David Wright was next with a broken back. No problem they will just win 3 of the next 4. Lose the leagues batting leader, Jose Reyes, piece of cake they will just win 5 of the next 6.
When Terry Collins was hired he promised that this team would play the game right. They may not be the most fundamentally sound team. They may make a lot of mental errors. This could all be attributed to them having to play young, inexperienced players who are also playing out of position.
But one this is for sure, they will play the game hard, they play the game to win, and they have fun playing the game. The funny thing is even though the end result may not be different than the results of the last couple of years I have fun watching them play.
Lets Go Mets!
This MMO Fan Shot was submitted by Todd Rutler.